The protocol required this to ensure that whoever could modify the Sitemap file also had ownership rights of the URLs listed in the Sitemap. However, this setup was problematic for some sites, including those with multiple domains and subdomains who would have found it difficult or technically infeasible to write Sitemap files to multiple locations. Some sites also found it technically different to write Sitemap files to the root of the domain. … [Read more...] about You Can Now Store Your XML Sitemap Files Anywhere!
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The intersection between internet-connected phones and local search is increasingly including such services as providing maps, driving directions, public transit information, and location aware applications. Apple has a serious interest in providing applications for the iPhone that take advantage of location aware services as well, and a new patent filing from them describes a couple of interesting new services they may offer that involve parking and public transit services. … [Read more...] about Apple vs. Google vs. Yahoo on Location Awareness and Parking
The first patent filing I mentioned was submitted to the US Patent and Trademark office in December, 2004. This newer one was filed May, 2005. So it could indicate a change in the way that Google thought about the order of sites listed on the local search page. We’re told in an early section of the patent filing, the Description of Related Art (a section that usually explains what issues a patent filing is intended to address), the following: … [Read more...] about Google Local Search Patent Application on Ranking Businesses at a Location
The patent filing also details some examples of how this location information might be used, from providing enhanced driving directions, to presenting more accurate information when searching for businesses or people, or broadcasting the user’s location to friends or geocoding images taken from cell phones … [Read more...] about Google to Provide Better Accuracy in Location-Based Services?
The present invention provides an internet search engine and associated website which provides users with ranked website search results. In an aspect of the present invention, the search engine and associated website provides a critical rating function. Critics can be human experts who review websites on the internet and rate and comment on them. Users apply to become critics, and their applications are reviewed for acceptability by other critics. Critics are selected in particular professions for their expertise in those areas. The critics provide a rating and comments in relation to a site, or to other online content, including text, audio and video, among other things. Ratings and comments are also available to users. In other words, the present invention provides for at least two levels of critical review: critics’ review and users’ review. In an aspect of the present invention, an advanced critic sorting mechanism is provided. … [Read more...] about Search Patents Filings from 12-20-06